November 3, 2017

Rebooted @ Amazon

Time

1:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location

1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village

Speaker(s)

Yongxi (Eric) Huang, Research Scientist, Amazon and CEE PhD alum

Abstract

I’m a 2010 ITS-Davis alumni. I am thrilled to come back to ITS-Davis and to talk about my journey from academia to Industry. After five years of an Assistant Professor in transportation at Clemson University, I joined Amazon as a research scientist. My career got rebooted! In this talk, I will provide an overview of what we do and grand challenges faced in supply chain/logistics at Amazon, from a perspective of research scientist. Also I would like to share my personal, blended experience in both academia and industry, comparing and bridging academia and industry. More importantly, how ITS-Davis students can be better prepared if interested in pursuing career at companies like Amazon.

Biographical Sketch

Eric Huang is a Research Scientist at Amazon. His expertise in operations research, along with many other scientists, contributes to the growth and efficiency of supply chain and logistics network at Amazon. Prior to Amazon, Eric was an Assistant Professor in transportation at Clemson University, where he had a wide range of research interests in optimizations of modern transportation systems, with applications in biofuel supply chain, alternative refueling network, and infrastructure network retrofit. Dr. Huang published numerous journal articles and contributed to a handbook chapter.

Per Amazon policy, no tape recording or live broadcasting is permitted. Also no photos can be taken during presentation.